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Josh & Bonnie’s wedding day highlights (including their awesome @tastybakerypa cake & cupcakes!) are on my blog tonight! Including, how Josh pulled off completely surprising Bonnie when he asked her to marry him. #LinkInProfile 
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During family formals, it poured down rain. As soon as we got to the reception & everyone got inside, it poured down rain. But in between? We had this absolutely glorious bubble of golden sunshine that turned everything magical (I can still hardly believe it!)
From literally all across the globe, guests came to celebrate Bonnie & Josh today and it was a perfect day. Congratulations!!
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During family formals, it poured down rain. As soon as we got to the reception & everyone got inside, it poured down rain. But in between? We had this absolutely glorious bubble of golden sunshine that turned everything magical (I can still hardly believe it!) From literally all across the globe, guests came to celebrate Bonnie & Josh today and it was a perfect day. Congratulations!! #KAPCouple  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  #WhiteOakPark  #JustMarried  #2018Wedding  #SoHappyInLove  #IrwinPA  #WestmorelandCounty  #SheSaidYes  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #BurghBrides  #PinkWeddingDress  #FairyTaleWedding  #PinkWedding  #BrideAndGroom  #MrAndMrs 
200.
WOW. What a number! How is it even possible that my little weekly photo project has turned into 200 images?! It literally started out as a simple exercise in breaking out my camera at least once a week & getting creative with the only (willing) subject I had at my disposal: my dog. I posted the very first "Abby's Saturday" on August 17, 2013 (yes, coming up on 5 years ago). I never had a single lofty intention of carrying this project on for 5 years & 200 images, but, here we are!
#AbbysSaturday #BraelynnFiona #200 #TwoHundred #Milestones #200Milestone #WeeklyUpdate #BlackLabLove #ToddlerLife #BestFriendsForeverAndEver #ADogAndHerGirl #AGirlAndHerDog #RisingTideSociety #ShootAndShare #IrwinPA #LabsOfInstagram #DogLife #BlackLabsOfTheDay
200. WOW. What a number! How is it even possible that my little weekly photo project has turned into 200 images?! It literally started out as a simple exercise in breaking out my camera at least once a week & getting creative with the only (willing) subject I had at my disposal: my dog. I posted the very first "Abby's Saturday" on August 17, 2013 (yes, coming up on 5 years ago). I never had a single lofty intention of carrying this project on for 5 years & 200 images, but, here we are! #AbbysSaturday  #BraelynnFiona  #200  #TwoHundred  #Milestones  #200Milestone  #WeeklyUpdate  #BlackLabLove  #ToddlerLife  #BestFriendsForeverAndEver  #ADogAndHerGirl  #AGirlAndHerDog  #RisingTideSociety  #ShootAndShare  #IrwinPA  #LabsOfInstagram  #DogLife  #BlackLabsOfTheDay 
Gearing up for a wedding day tomorrow (and let's be honest, checking the weather forecast at least every hour & praying that the rain holds off for portraits!)
What do you all have planned for your weekend?? Hope it's something fun!
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Gearing up for a wedding day tomorrow (and let's be honest, checking the weather forecast at least every hour & praying that the rain holds off for portraits!) What do you all have planned for your weekend?? Hope it's something fun! #KaraAbbeyPhotography  #OurMcMillanLoveStory  #McMillanAndWife  . . . . . #WeddingBlogger  #BurghBrides  #TwoBrightLights  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #WeddingFlowers  #WeddingBouquet  #BouquetInspo  #TheFez  #TheFezWedding  #WinterWedding  #AliquippaPA  #PittsburghPA  #WeddingHighlights  #BridalBouquet  #PAWeddingPhotographer  #TheKnotPA  #SoLoverly  #Broaches  #RoseBouquet 
He was stationed in Japan. And she went on an adventure to go visit her friend, who's husband was also stationed in Japan. Josh saw Bonnie & he was instantly smitten - he simply had to know who she was. He's still pretty overwhelmingly smitten & I literally have goosebumps just thinking about seeing these two happy love-birds tie the knot on Saturday!!
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He was stationed in Japan. And she went on an adventure to go visit her friend, who's husband was also stationed in Japan. Josh saw Bonnie & he was instantly smitten - he simply had to know who she was. He's still pretty overwhelmingly smitten & I literally have goosebumps just thinking about seeing these two happy love-birds tie the knot on Saturday!! #KaraAbbeyPhotography  #KAPCouple  #WhiteOakPark  #Engaged  #TheyreGettingMarried  #2018Wedding  #SoHappyInLove  #WeddingCountdown  #IrwinPA  #WestmorelandCounty  #JustEngaged  #SheSaidYes  #WereGettingMarried  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #BurghBrides 
Sometimes something has to take a back burner in order for other things to continue functioning: for me, for the last week-ish, that’s been Instagram. And that’s okay.
#ImKaraAbbey
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#CreativePrenuer #SAHM #WAHM #MyMommyIsAPhotographer #RealLife #ThisIsRealLife #IrwinPA #ShootAndShare #RisingTideSociety #PhotographerMama #PhotographerMom #WorkAtHomeMom #StayAtHomeMom #WeddingPhotographer #BehindTheScenes #SelfPortrait #Canon5DMarkIII #WeddingBTS #WeddingPhotog #ImAWeddingPhotographer #WeddingDayBTS #WeddingPhotographer #PAWeddingPhotographer
Sometimes something has to take a back burner in order for other things to continue functioning: for me, for the last week-ish, that’s been Instagram. And that’s okay. #ImKaraAbbey  . . . . . #CreativePrenuer  #SAHM  #WAHM  #MyMommyIsAPhotographer  #RealLife  #ThisIsRealLife  #IrwinPA  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #PhotographerMama  #PhotographerMom  #WorkAtHomeMom  #StayAtHomeMom  #WeddingPhotographer  #BehindTheScenes  #SelfPortrait  #Canon5DMarkIII  #WeddingBTS  #WeddingPhotog  #ImAWeddingPhotographer  #WeddingDayBTS  #WeddingPhotographer  #PAWeddingPhotographer 
Wow. Today was such a perfectly magical day. I mean, don't get me wrong - things happened outside of the "perfect" plan (like, when a big storm rolled through right at the exact time Chelsea & Mitchel were supposed to be having their ceremony - outside). But Chelsea & Mitchel handled it with the most grace I have ever seen a couple have on a wedding day. Let's just say - I'm confident that even though their new lives as "husband & wife" won't be easy (if you've been married for longer than 24 hours, you know that to be true), but if they can keep exercising that beautiful gracefulness together - they are going to have the BEST life.
Congratulations Chelsea & Mitchel!
PS: more sneak peeks over on my Facebook page!! Plus the reward for rain on-your-wedding-day photo in my stories!!
#HallOrNothing2018 #KAPCouple #KaraAbbeyPhotography #HPRealWeddings #HuffPostIDo #ItStartedWithYes #RealBride #RealWedding #InstaBride #LoveIntentionally #PursuePretty #FlashesOfDelight #WeddingPhotography #WeddingPhotographer #PittsburghWeddingPhotographer #BurghBrides #ShootAndShare #RisingTideSociety #TheKnot #WeddingWire #SoLoverly #TheGatheringPlace #TheGatheringPlaceEvents #DarlingtonPA #BeaverFalls
Wow. Today was such a perfectly magical day. I mean, don't get me wrong - things happened outside of the "perfect" plan (like, when a big storm rolled through right at the exact time Chelsea & Mitchel were supposed to be having their ceremony - outside). But Chelsea & Mitchel handled it with the most grace I have ever seen a couple have on a wedding day. Let's just say - I'm confident that even though their new lives as "husband & wife" won't be easy (if you've been married for longer than 24 hours, you know that to be true), but if they can keep exercising that beautiful gracefulness together - they are going to have the BEST life. Congratulations Chelsea & Mitchel! PS: more sneak peeks over on my Facebook page!! Plus the reward for rain on-your-wedding-day photo in my stories!! #HallOrNothing2018  #KAPCouple  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  #HPRealWeddings  #HuffPostIDo  #ItStartedWithYes  #RealBride  #RealWedding  #InstaBride  #LoveIntentionally  #PursuePretty  #FlashesOfDelight  #WeddingPhotography  #WeddingPhotographer  #PittsburghWeddingPhotographer  #BurghBrides  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #TheKnot  #WeddingWire  #SoLoverly  #TheGatheringPlace  #TheGatheringPlaceEvents  #DarlingtonPA  #BeaverFalls 
Feeling safe at how straight-forward he was, Colleen agreed & a simple dinner of Chinese turned into hours of talking. They instantly hit it off. Phillip made Colleen laugh like she hadn’t laughed in such a long time & as they were (finally) leaving the restaurant, Phillip asked if they could go out on a second date, and Colleen said yes.
Their engagement session highlights are on my blog tonight!! #LinkInProfile 
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Feeling safe at how straight-forward he was, Colleen agreed & a simple dinner of Chinese turned into hours of talking. They instantly hit it off. Phillip made Colleen laugh like she hadn’t laughed in such a long time & as they were (finally) leaving the restaurant, Phillip asked if they could go out on a second date, and Colleen said yes. Their engagement session highlights are on my blog tonight!! #LinkInProfile  #KAPCouple  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  . . . . . #Engaged  #Engagement  #EngagementPhotography  #EngagementPhotographer  #EngagementPhotos  #EngagementSession  #SheSaidYes  #TheyreGettingMarried  #Fiance  #RealCouple  #PittsburghEngagement  #PittsburghEngagementPhotographer  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #LoveIntentionally  #ItStartedWithYes  #PursuePretty  #FlashesOfDelight  #WeddingCountdown  #SoLoverly  #SoHappyInLove  #SpringEngagement  #Waterfall  #WaverlyGlen 
As Sara was getting ready for the wedding, her bridesmaids asked her: “Do you think Nate is going to cry when he sees you?” Sara responded, “No, he’s not an overly emotional guy. He won’t cry.”
Well, it’s been my experience that when the bride expects her emotional guy to cry at the altar – he never does. But when the bride is expecting a smiling, serious, dry-eyed groom, he almost always breaks down & loses it.
And that’s exactly what happened on Saturday. As the doors opened & Sara walked into the sanctuary, escorted by her Mom & Dad, Nate broke down & cried great big alligator tears. Which in turn, caused the entire church filled with guests to break down & cry. I don’t think there was a dry eye or a non-sniffly-nose for the first 3 minutes of the ceremony (I was crying, okay?)
See more of Nate & Sara's wonderful spring wedding on my blog tonight! #LinkInProfile #WeddingBlogger 
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#HPRealWeddings #HuffPostIDo #ItStartedWithYes #RealGroom #RealWedding #InstaGroom #LoveIntentionally #PursuePretty #FlashesOfDelight #WeddingPhotography #WeddingPhotographer #PittsburghWeddingPhotographer #BurghBrides #ShootAndShare #RisingTideSociety #TheKnot #WeddingWire #SoLoverly #DestinationWedding #CryingGroom #EmotionalGroom #TheGroom #ChurchCeremony #WeddingCeremony
As Sara was getting ready for the wedding, her bridesmaids asked her: “Do you think Nate is going to cry when he sees you?” Sara responded, “No, he’s not an overly emotional guy. He won’t cry.” Well, it’s been my experience that when the bride expects her emotional guy to cry at the altar – he never does. But when the bride is expecting a smiling, serious, dry-eyed groom, he almost always breaks down & loses it. And that’s exactly what happened on Saturday. As the doors opened & Sara walked into the sanctuary, escorted by her Mom & Dad, Nate broke down & cried great big alligator tears. Which in turn, caused the entire church filled with guests to break down & cry. I don’t think there was a dry eye or a non-sniffly-nose for the first 3 minutes of the ceremony (I was crying, okay?) See more of Nate & Sara's wonderful spring wedding on my blog tonight! #LinkInProfile  #WeddingBlogger  #QuitBeinWit  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  #KAPCouple  #HPRealWeddings  #HuffPostIDo  #ItStartedWithYes  #RealGroom  #RealWedding  #InstaGroom  #LoveIntentionally  #PursuePretty  #FlashesOfDelight  #WeddingPhotography  #WeddingPhotographer  #PittsburghWeddingPhotographer  #BurghBrides  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #TheKnot  #WeddingWire  #SoLoverly  #DestinationWedding  #CryingGroom  #EmotionalGroom  #TheGroom  #ChurchCeremony  #WeddingCeremony 
At the risk of getting all sappy on all of you all, today is the 8th anniversary of Derrick & I's wedding day!
I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday that we were still babies & getting married! And yet, it equally feels like we've been doing life together for as long as I can remember.
Our wedding day was wonderful - a red-letter-day. It rained, but we didn't care. We giggled & vowed & kissed and simply had the most amazing day.
But as amazing as our wedding day was, it pales in comparison to the 2920 days we've spent together since then. Life together truly is amazing. We've fought & been angry, laughed & made fun of each other countless times. But one thing remains the same: being with each other is our favorite place to be.
So, happy anniversary of our Day 1 @xscreamthrills. I can't wait to see what the next 365 days bring our way!
Photo Credit: the amazing @imkristen_ 
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At the risk of getting all sappy on all of you all, today is the 8th anniversary of Derrick & I's wedding day! I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday that we were still babies & getting married! And yet, it equally feels like we've been doing life together for as long as I can remember. Our wedding day was wonderful - a red-letter-day. It rained, but we didn't care. We giggled & vowed & kissed and simply had the most amazing day. But as amazing as our wedding day was, it pales in comparison to the 2920 days we've spent together since then. Life together truly is amazing. We've fought & been angry, laughed & made fun of each other countless times. But one thing remains the same: being with each other is our favorite place to be. So, happy anniversary of our Day 1 @xscreamthrills. I can't wait to see what the next 365 days bring our way! Photo Credit: the amazing @imkristen_ #ImKaraAbbey  #Happy8Years  #8thWeddingAnniversary  #WeddingAnniversary  #8Years  #8YearsAgo  #8YearsStrong  #IrwinPA  #CovenantHall  #Birdseed  #XScreamThrills 
Nate cried the moment he saw Sara walking down the aisle. Everyone teased him all night long (and I imagine it’s something that will come up at Christmases & birthdays for years to come). It’s pretty obvious to see why though - Sara was stunningly radiant today & Nate is the luckiest man alive! Congratulations you two!! Love you guys!! #QuitBeinWit #KAPCouple #KaraAbbeyPhotography #HPRealWeddings #HuffPostIDo #ItStartedWithYes #RealBride #RealWedding #InstaBride #LoveIntentionally #PursuePretty #FlashesOfDelight #WeddingPhotography #WeddingPhotographer #PittsburghWeddingPhotographer #BurghBrides #ShootAndShare #RisingTideSociety #TheKnot #WeddingWire #SoLoverly #EdgewoodBrides #EdgewoodWeddings
Nate cried the moment he saw Sara walking down the aisle. Everyone teased him all night long (and I imagine it’s something that will come up at Christmases & birthdays for years to come). It’s pretty obvious to see why though - Sara was stunningly radiant today & Nate is the luckiest man alive! Congratulations you two!! Love you guys!! #QuitBeinWit  #KAPCouple  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  #HPRealWeddings  #HuffPostIDo  #ItStartedWithYes  #RealBride  #RealWedding  #InstaBride  #LoveIntentionally  #PursuePretty  #FlashesOfDelight  #WeddingPhotography  #WeddingPhotographer  #PittsburghWeddingPhotographer  #BurghBrides  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #TheKnot  #WeddingWire  #SoLoverly  #EdgewoodBrides  #EdgewoodWeddings 
When I wrote Nate & Sara’s engagement blog post, I said that their wedding would be the first of my season. I was totally wrong & Saturday will be my 4th wedding of 2018 - but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been looking forward to this weekend ever since I first met with them on a cold, rainy afternoon, in a tiny little Dunkin’ Donuts. Let’s just say, I’m totally pumped!!
#QuitBeinWit #KAPCouple #KaraAbbeyPhotography
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#Engaged #Engagement #EngagementPhotography #EngagementPhotographer #EngagementPhotos #EngagementSession #SheSaidYes #TheyreGettingMarried #Fiance #RealCouple #PittsburghEngagement #PittsburghEngagementPhotographer #ShootAndShare #RisingTideSociety #LoveIntentionally #ItStartedWithYes #PursuePretty #FlashesOfDelight #WeddingCountdown #SoLoverly #SoHappyInLove #SummerEngagement #BackyardEngagement #ChaseTheLight #04212018
When I wrote Nate & Sara’s engagement blog post, I said that their wedding would be the first of my season. I was totally wrong & Saturday will be my 4th wedding of 2018 - but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been looking forward to this weekend ever since I first met with them on a cold, rainy afternoon, in a tiny little Dunkin’ Donuts. Let’s just say, I’m totally pumped!! #QuitBeinWit  #KAPCouple  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  . . . . . #Engaged  #Engagement  #EngagementPhotography  #EngagementPhotographer  #EngagementPhotos  #EngagementSession  #SheSaidYes  #TheyreGettingMarried  #Fiance  #RealCouple  #PittsburghEngagement  #PittsburghEngagementPhotographer  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #LoveIntentionally  #ItStartedWithYes  #PursuePretty  #FlashesOfDelight  #WeddingCountdown  #SoLoverly  #SoHappyInLove  #SummerEngagement  #BackyardEngagement  #ChaseTheLight  #04212018 
It may have snowed yesterday, but today, spring came back! Complete with little peeks of sunshine, flowers, and green-blooming-things! It's amazing! Maybe winter will release it's grip on us after all!
It was so fun to hang out with Destiny & Jake tonight - they are getting married in October & let's just say, after tonight, I cannot wait!!
#KAPCouple #KaraAbbeyPhotography
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#Engaged #Engagement #EngagementPhotography #EngagementPhotographer #EngagementPhotos #EngagementSession #SheSaidYes #TheyreGettingMarried #Fiance #RealCouple #PittsburghEngagement #PittsburghEngagementPhotographer #ShootAndShare #RisingTideSociety #LoveIntentionally #ItStartedWithYes #PursuePretty #FlashesOfDelight #WeddingCountdown #SoLoverly #SoHappyInLove #SpringEngagement #TwinLakes #TwinLakesPark
It may have snowed yesterday, but today, spring came back! Complete with little peeks of sunshine, flowers, and green-blooming-things! It's amazing! Maybe winter will release it's grip on us after all! It was so fun to hang out with Destiny & Jake tonight - they are getting married in October & let's just say, after tonight, I cannot wait!! #KAPCouple  #KaraAbbeyPhotography  . . . . . #Engaged  #Engagement  #EngagementPhotography  #EngagementPhotographer  #EngagementPhotos  #EngagementSession  #SheSaidYes  #TheyreGettingMarried  #Fiance  #RealCouple  #PittsburghEngagement  #PittsburghEngagementPhotographer  #ShootAndShare  #RisingTideSociety  #LoveIntentionally  #ItStartedWithYes  #PursuePretty  #FlashesOfDelight  #WeddingCountdown  #SoLoverly  #SoHappyInLove  #SpringEngagement  #TwinLakes  #TwinLakesPark